On March 23, the Texas State Future Farmers of America officers came to meet with the Huntsville High School FFA officers to show them what being a state officer would be like. It was a big learning experience for the high school’s officers.
“The time that our officers spend with the state officers will allow them to ask questions about our upcoming state convention, what it takes to be an effective leader at that level, ideas for bettering our chapter and their future college and career plans,” agriculture teacher Amanda Hoke said.
This meeting was very beneficial for the HHS officers, as it let them see what the future could possibly hold for them if they choose to become a state officer.
“Because the state officers just graduated high school, they are very relatable to our students in general. It gives our officer team a great chance to grow their network and learn in more depth what they can do to become an even better leader in the future,” FFA sponsor and agriculture teacher Misty Richter said. “For our FFA members during eighth period, this may be the first time they have ever seen a state officer. We hope that from the speech the officer team gave they will be inspired to help Huntsville FFA grow and to help themselves become more involved. The state officer team is something our members can look up to and maybe they will even aspire to be selected as a state officer one day.”
Freshman FFA members who haven’t met the state officers yet were also looking forward to the event.
“The meet up was very educational,” freshman FFA member Adalee Chesshir said. “They help FFA’s members in the long run and it’s a really great opportunity.”
The event was extremely important for not only the FFA members and officers of HHS, but for the state officers and FFA as a whole.
"It's important because that gives us a chance to see how far we can make it in FFA so that they can guide us with our SAEs and any other competition that we're competing in," junior FFA member Hannah Angstadt said.